Tag Archives: Food

#REUTERS. | Deforestation kills caterpillars, a food dear to indigenous populations

In the villages of the districts of Sembe, Souanké and Mokeko, in Sangha, in northern Congo, the indigenous populations are seeing the scarcity of caterpillars due to climate change. For lack of a solution, they complain about deforestation. BRAZZAVILLE — The indigenous population, considered to be the guardian of the …

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Soaring food prices in Chadian markets ~ #REUTERS:

N’DJAMENA — In Chad, the cost of living is increasingly expensive. The prices of basic necessities go from simple to double, making the basket of the housewife almost empty. The measures taken by the transitional authorities to curb this price surge are far from reality. “Everything is expensive. Even if …

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La Bénoué, Nigeria’s “granary” hit hard by insecurity ~ #REUTERS:

The rice farmer had to abandon his 100-hectare farm located only a few kilometers from Makurdi, the regional capital, for fear of becoming in turn the target of attacks and kidnappings which are increasing in the region. Like Donald Amokaha, many farmers in the “Middle belt”, the ‘middle belt’ who …

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Half a billion Africans at risk of food insecurity ~ #AFP:

African researchers alerted Thursday in Abidjan to the proliferation of agricultural plant diseases that seriously threaten the food security of half a billion people on the continent, reported an AFP journalist. Coming from ten countries of West and Central Africa, as part of the West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE) program, …

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In Dakar, food prices on the rise for Ramadan ~ #REUTERS:

While candidates for vaccination take their troubles patiently around the world, the case can be dispatched in a few minutes for free and without an appointment at the Mbao health post and apparently elsewhere in Senegal. However, the Senegalese do not jostle in the centers where AFP journalists have visited. …

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China investigates frozen food contamination trail ~ #AFP:

China reported on Wednesday two cold chain employees sick with Covid-19 in Tianjin (in the north), amid growing mistrust of imported frozen food, linked to several outbreaks of infection. The country has contained the epidemic since the spring, thanks to strict measures (massive screening, confinement, quarantines on arrival on the …

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